Benedict Arnold, IV

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Benedict Arnold, IV

Birthplace: Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Death: April 30, 1739 (8 months)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut (Died in infancy)
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Benedict Arnold, lll and Hannah Arnold
Brother of Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, V; Hannah Taylor; Mary Arnold; Absolom Arnold; Elizabeth Arnold and 3 others
Half brother of Hannah King; Henry Arnold; Caleb Arnold; Benedict Arnold; Ann Chase and 3 others

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About Benedict Arnold, IV


Strange as it may seem, B Arnold might have escaped eternal damnation had it not been for tragedy that befell his older brother. It so happened his wealthy parents, drunken cooper named Benedict Arnold III & wife Hannah, gave birth to 1st son in 1738. Like his father & grdfather & ggrdfather, newborn was christened w/distinguished RI family name & became Benedict Arnold IV. Unfortunately, he d less than yr later. Next son, b Jan 14 1741, thus became next heir to, & owner o, that noble cognomen to 4th. And it was he, Benedict Arnold’s younger bro (shall we call him Benedict Arnold IV II?), who lived to see founding of new country—because of his heroism & in spite of his own late treachery. Irony is had original Benedict Arnold IV lived, his infamous younger bro might have been given more common name, & traitor known perhaps as George Arnold, like modern traitor John Walker, may have more easily faded into trivia of history.

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Benedict Arnold, IV's Timeline

August 15, 1738
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
April 30, 1739
Norwich, New London, Connecticut